Tryon Life Community Farm is a center for the teaching and researching of urban ecology and sustainability. The small community that lives on the seven acre tract leads efforts in the Portland area to protect more open space on the urban fringe, educate youth about the natural word, restore native ecosystems, and find new and better ways to live ecologically, providing an example of “a grass-roots example of community action to move toward sustainability.”
TLC Farm facilitates a diversity of movements, communities and individuals in the Portland region to: educate ourselves and each other regarding skills, values, and paradigms for holistic human integration into our ecosystems; experience a sustainable urban ecology as possible, practical, and desirable; and emerge as empowered co-creators of a well-functioning network of cultures, economies, and polities of deep change.
The site is nestled into Tryon Creek State Park, a 650-acre ecosystem of towering firs, cedars and diverse Northwest forest. Just a few hundred feet from the steelhead-bearing creek lie these seven acres of rolling meadow, gardens, homes, naturally-built structures, and wooded cliffs: a unique sustainability educational facility and community gathering place. Drawing upon unique resources and a strong foundation of broad community networks, TLC Farm offers Portland the opportunity to take sustainability from a nice idea to a lived experience.
Tryon Life was identified as a beneficiary of the September 25, 2009 Portland Black Tie Dye Ball.
11640 SW Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97219